THEME: GOD IS LOVE
1 John 4:7-11
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
-The statement “you do not know God” is somehow limiting and at the same time defiles the whole essence of human life. Spirituality forms the better part of our existence; for without God we are nothing. We see from Biblical references, God reveals Himself and His Deity to us from the beginning and to the end. God has created us in His image and likeness and has called us to be like him through love, for He is love. Since we have been born of God and know Him, then we should love one another. He has also commissioned us to go all over the world to proclaim His gospel of truth and has given us power to exhibit love to the world since we are the perfect references of Christ-likeness. Jesus demonstrated pure love by sacrificing His own life for the propitiation for our sins and calls us to love, for love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). God also calls to share what we have with orphans and widows as a demonstration of love, and keep ourselves from being polluted by the world (James 1:27). Jesus died once and for all so that we may live forever with Him. This He did not because we are good but because His love for us endures forever. We are called to love one another because God loved us first, and we have been created in His nature and likeness, for God is love.
Everlasting Father we come before You today, thanking You for what You have done unto us throughout the week and the entire month. You have protected us, provided for us, healed our souls, sustained us and showered us with Your peace and grace. Thank You for directing our going out and coming in. Forgive us our sins and cover us with Your precious blood. Thank You for giving us grace to journey with You throughout the month. If it were not for You, we could not have made it this far, we thank You and glorify Your holy name. Thank You for loving us with Your everlasting kind of love. We do not deserve it but it is because of Your mercy and grace, all glory and praise belongs to You Jesus. Thank You for dying on the cross for our sins and resurrecting so that we may live forever with You. Thank You for reconciling us to the father and making us Your children. Thank You for the power of resurrection that You share with us through love, help us always live in victory over all sicknesses and challenges for You finished it all on the cross. We are more than conquerors for we are in You Jesus Christ and You in us. There is no condemnation in us for we are in You Jesus. We are free from all snares of the evil one because we are in You Jesus. Whoever You have made free is free indeed. We are free indeed and walk with the power of resurrection in us for You are in us Holy Spirit. Your nature is love Lord, grant us more grace to love. You are the Vine and we are Your branches Jesus, help us to accomplish our purposes here on earth according to Your will. You are our good Shepherd and Shield Jesus, take charge of our lives, families, nation and the entire world. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
We shall continue next week God willing
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